Christian is a Dutch multidisciplinary designer - prone to explore the nowness and the newness; inspiring, exploring and stretching borders of the industry. Working in the field of product design and creative coordination.
His design work is driven by exploring the grey area between different design fields; crossing borders by merging graphic, product, interior and fashion skills. Creating a unique product and graphic design language - pushing limits and looking beyond current boundaries.
He believes that new aesthetics, shapes, feelings and products can surprisingly derive from innovation, techniques and methods - adding an unpredictable and exciting factor.
Germany - September 2017 Spoga+Gafa international garden world in Cologne - “finalist ‘Unique Youngstar Outdoor Living’ young designer with ‘Concave’ at Cologne design fair”
Spain - June 2017 theSIGNspeaking annual young designer design exhibition - “winner young designer talent’s manifesto #3 with ‘Concave’ at Barcelona design week 2017”
Italy - April 2017 Ein&Zwanzig german design council, Rad für Formebung - “winner with ‘Glissade’ at Tortona Design Week during Salone del Mobile 2017”
The Netherlands - October 2016 In Need Of... graduation show, Design Academy Eindhoven - “exhibiting ‘Glissade’ and ‘Uncertainty of the Contemporary’ nominated for Melkweg and Renee Smeets awards”
The Netherlands - October 2015 Morse Expo selected upcoming young Dutch designers - exhibiting ‘Ode to Arie Vervelde’ during DDW 2015”
The Netherlands - September 2015 Bouw & Bindt exhibition redesign proposals silence-room prison Norgerhaven - “exhibited work ‘Frames of Veenhuizen’ at Veenhuizen Norgerhaven prison”
The Netherlands - October 2014 Sense NonSense. graduation show, Design Academy Eindhoven - “exhibiting with friends of the academy ‘Frames of Veenhuizen’ during DDW 2014”
China- February 2017 Kinfolk independent slow lifestyle magazine; delving into home, work, style and culture - “What is the Dutch designers “exaggerated” vision for his work behind the visual presentations?”
The Netherlands Volkskrant Magazine Dutch daily morning newspaper - weekend special design magazine April 2017 - “New ways of constructing makes new furniture design possible”
The Netherlands Elle Decoration style magazine for your home - issue December 2016 - “Live studio, field day at Elle Decoration”
China Modern Decoration design and lifestyle magazine from China. - issue April 2017 - “exquisite designs inspired by nature”
The Netherlands FRAME magazine world’s leading media brand for interior design - issue frame 113 - “Retro camping gear informs Christian Heikoop’s easy-to-assemble seating collection”
China Handicraft Magazine craft focussed design magazine from China - issue February 2017 - “back to the basics of fashion industry”
The Netherlands VT Wonen leading interior design magazine - issue August 2017 - “Design talent Christian Heikoop”